Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee

DeeHieroglyphSixteenth Century mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I, English magus John Dee devoted his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. He sought to contact angels through Edward Kelley, a “scryer” or crystal-gazer, who would act as an intermediary between Dee and the angels. Dee claimed that angels dictated several books to him this way, some in a special angelic or “Enochian” language, which has been the source of much fascination in more recent times.

One modern Englishman who has caught the Dee bug is musician Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, etc.), who has just premiered a visionary new opera entitled simply, Dr Dee. Ben Wooley tells more about Dee in this interview, and below is a sample of Albarn’s album:

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Finally, some good old fashioned Enochian Magic.

    I haven’t listened to this whole album yet, but so far I still like Ministry’s “Golden Dawn” best.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Great album .. I’ve been enjoying Nicole Atkins “Mondo Amore” for several months and highly recommend it also.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ydr1Mati0

  • N. Drake

    Well John did leave some clues that I used to find Iram of the Pillars. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

    too bad the music sucks so much

  • doctorfaustus

    Dee was a demon possessed amateur what Albarn is glorifying this idiot for I do not know.

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